I’ve tried to use the r=dt and I haven’t been able to find the right answer.
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If the speed of the wind is w mph, the overall speed with the wind is 10+w and against it is 10-w.

The time taken to ride 4 miles in each direction is 4/(10+w)+4/(10-w)=1 because time=distance/speed.

Multiply through by (10-w)(10+w): 4(10-w)+4(10+w)=100-w².

So 40+40=100-w², w²=20, w=√20=2√5=4.472 mph.

answered Sep 12 by Rod Top Rated User (589,180 points)

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